UHP Admissions

Admission to the University Honors Program

Honors Informational Sessions

Applying to the University Honors Program through the On-Campus Admit program is through invitation only. All students who received an invitation to apply are encouraged to attend one of our informational sessions:

  • Wednesday, January 31, 10-10:50 AM in The Grove 1360
  • Monday, February 5, 1:10-2 PM in The Grove 1360
  • Thursday, February 8, 11-11:50 AM in The Grove 1360
  • Friday, February 9, 2:10-3 PM in The Grove 1360
  • Tuesday, February 13, 5:10-6 PM in The Grove 1360
  • Tuesday, February 20, 1:10-2 PM in The Grove 1352
  • Friday, February 23, 2:10-3 PM in The Grove 1352

Admission to the University Honors Program is by invitation only. There is no open application process.  There are three points of entry into UHP:

  1. Incoming First Year students during UC Davis Freshman Admissions are admitted by invitation only
    • All Regents Scholars are invited
    • Additional students are invited after a holistic review of all accepted Freshman admits
    • You will be notified in your UC Davis acceptance email and packet
    • To participate in UHP, invited students must accept their offer via MyAdmissions by the UC Davis SIR deadline
  2. Incoming Transfer students during UC Davis Transfer Admissions are admitted by invitation only
    • All Regents Scholars are invited
    • Some students may be invited after a holistic review of all accepted Transfer admits
    • You will be notified in your UC Davis acceptance email and packet
    • To participate in UHP, invited students must accept their offer via MyAdmissions by the UC Davis SIR deadline
  3. Current UC Davis first year students are admitted through the UHP On Campus Admit (OCA) program
    • After the first quarter of study at UC Davis, all 1st year students with a GPA of 3.5 or higher will be invited to apply to UHP through a competitive application process during Winter Quarter
    • The application process includes open-ended essay questions about overcoming challenges, community service, and undergraduate goals
    • The application process also requires at least one letter of recommendation from a UC Davis faculty member. It is advised that students who are invited to apply request faculty letters weeks in advance of the application deadline.